THE LAB REPORT™
How Exfoliation Can Still Be Sustainable
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | APRIL 20, 2022
Physical exfoliation has been a staple part of many beauty routines for decades — if not longer. The reputation, however, has fluctuated from being a revolutionary innovation to a harmful process to your skin. Only recently are we slowly re-learning the true nature of a physical exfoliant and the best ways to incorporate it into your routine. On top of this, ingredient lists have become an essential consideration for environmentally conscious shoppers.
In the formulation of physical exfoliants, there are different options of beads, crystals, and granules that achieve the act of physically removing the top layer of dead skin cells. When considering the multitude of options, many companies utilize non-biodegradable beads made of plastics and silicones due to their low cost and small size. After these particles are washed down the drain, they may take thousands of years to degrade. This practice is not environmentally friendly as it can often lead to the pollution of our rivers and oceans. However, we at SKINN utilize more environmentally conscious and effective ingredients in our physical exfoliants.
DermAppeal® Collection Actions Towards Sustainability
Over the years, SKINN has mindfully developed our DermAppeal® collection to ensure minimal environmental impact while still providing at-home treatments with professional results. Our physical exfoliants are formulated with biodegradable, clean, vegan, and sustainable exfoliation beads:
DermAppeal® Daily: This daily exfoliating treatment utilizes botanically-derived Jojoba Seed Beads to gently exfoliate the skin, allowing for a deeper cleansing experience while helping with the skin’s renewal process.
DermAppeal® Microdermabrasion Treatment: This treatment utilizes a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea, Kakadu Plum Extract (one of the world's highest natural sources of Vitamin C), as well as five different stabilized forms of antioxidant Vitamin C Crystals to give you all the benefits of a professional microdermabrasion treatment at home.
DermAppeal® Body: This remarkable formula utilizes skin-sloughing crystals, natural hydrating oils, and citrus-based actives to buff away rough, dry, bumpy skin caused by environmental stressors and aging.
DermAppeal® Lip Scrub: This scrub is formulated with finely ground dried Lychee Seeds to effectively buff and slough away dead skin cells while smoothing uneven textures to reveal the perfect pout.
DermAppeal® Foot Scrub: Formulated with a powerful combination of naturally protective European Sea Salts and botanical extracts that are rich in minerals and micronutrients, this intense exfoliator effectively polishes away stubborn, dull, dry skin.